Microsoft's home town newspaper, the Seattle Times, has finally released dedicated apps made for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 platforms. Both apps give metropolitan Seattle residents (which includes Redmond, the world headquarters of Microsoft) up to date news on local, state, national and international news. They also allow for users to pin their favorite news sections to the Start screen, with updated headlined delivered to their Live titles.
The Seattle Times News apps allow for stories and photos to be shared with others online and users can even send tips to the newspaper's staff from within the app. There's also app syncing features that will let users start a story on a Windows Phone 8.1 device, then later continue their reading at the same place on a Windows 8.1 tablet or PC.
The app is available for free, and is a universal app at that. If you're into Seattle area news, check it out and let us know what you think.